section 2


2. In this Act, "bank-note" includes any negotiable instrument (a) issued by or on behalf of a person carrying on the business of banking in or out of Canada, and (b) issued under the authority of Parliament or under the lawful authority of the government of a state other than Canada, intended to be used as money or as the equivalent of money, immediately on issue or at some time subsequent thereto, and includes bank bills and bank post bills;